While the turkey is usually the main event of Thanksgiving dinner, for vegans and people with gluten sensitivity/allergies the side dishes are usually the best part. There are many delicious fall foods your family can make while sticking to a vegan or gluten-free diet. I’d like to share with you 10 vegan and gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes for families to enjoy.

Five Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Leslie Durso

This can be served as a side dish but it also has enough protein to make this a main entree. View Recipe.

quinoa stuffed sweet potatoes

Leslie Durso

2. Walnut Apple Stuffing by Veg Kitchen

This stuffing doesn’t have to be baked inside the turkey in order to taste good! View Recipe.

3. Gingered Butternut Squash Soup by Dean Fearing, chef at Fearing’s in Dallas

You can top this soup with a dollop of cream and add pecans for a bit of crunch. View recipe.  

gingered butternut squash soup

Dean Fearing

4. Vegan Creamed Spinach by Veggie Quest

This side dish is super quick to make and has a velvety texture with a hint of nutmeg. View Recipe.

vegan creamed spinach

Lee Crosby

5. No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake by Laura Friendly

This cheesecake is easy to make and requires no baking. Tastes best the day after you make it. View Recipe.

no-bake vegan pumpkin cheesecake

Laura Friendly

Five Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

 1. High Protein Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Oh She Glows

These potatoes have plenty of protein to include them in your dinner as a main dish. View Recipe.

high protein garlic mashed potatoes

Angela Liddon

2. Cornbread Stuffing with Maple Roasted Acorn Squash by Gluten Free Goddess

This elegant side dish looks super pretty on a plate. View Recipe.

cornbread stuffing with maple roasted acorn squash

Karina Allrich

3. Whole Roasted Carrots with Fresh Ginger by Grace Parisi / Food and Wine

These carrots bring gorgeous color to your table. View Recipe.

whole roasted carrots with fresh ginger

by Grace Parisi

4. Green Bean Casserole by Irvin Lin / Eat the Love

This casserole incorporates nuts and mushrooms that play well with the flavor of the green beans. View Recipe.

green bean casserole

Irvin Lin

5. Maple Pumpkin Custard by Danielle Walker / Against All Grain

This is a light pumpkin custard that tastes just like pumpkin pie but without the heavy crust. View Recipe.

maple pumpkin custard

Danielle Walker

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